Mid-term for Schmoozing 301: Introverts v. Extroverts
March 11, 2007 6:40 AM Subscribe
What can I do to create an environment that aids my fellow Introverts toward schmoozing with the cult of Extroverts without causing distress to either type?
posted by choragus to Human Relations (25 answers total) 13 users marked this as a favorite
I understand Extroverts ("Type e") want to meet as many people as possible and tend to spend less than 10 minutes on any one person while networking.
Contrasted with Introverts ("Type i") expending 30+ minutes of their networking time talking with a few interesting people and thus forgetting/avoiding to work the room. My personal belief is this is so "Type i"s don't have to look for another schmoozing partner.
So, woe to the "Type e" who gets trapped for a 30-minute toe-to-toe conversation with an "Type i". Or, so I've been told.
One Essay Question for the Mid-term Exam
Imagine you are in the room at the event to schmooze for friends and/or business connections.
As either a "Type i" Schmoozer or "Type e" Schmnoozer, what has to happen in the room to get these two oil-and-vinegar types to mix it up and buzz about the event when they gather around the coffee pot or water cooler the next day?
10 extra credit points for indicating whether you are a "Type e" or "Type i" in your response.
This examination is complete when your answer is posted.